John E. Gates

June 27, 1924 - November 18, 2012

Age 88, of Patrick Place, Warsaw, formerly of Castile, died November 18, 2012 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw.

He was born June 27, 1924 in Sterlingville, NY, son of the late Raymond and Lucy Market Gates. He was a veteran of the US Army Air Force having served during World War II. John owned and operated Gates Transport in Perry, NY for many years. He also worked in maintenance at Attica Correctional Facility and Letchworth State Park. He was a former member of the Perry Chamber of Commerce and served on the Castile Town Board.

Surviving are his wife, Georgette Cousineau Gates; his children, Sharon (Dan) Crawford of Chili, Linda Vallance of Batavia, Christopher (Judy) Gates of Jacksonville, FL, Scott Gates of Batavia, Patrick (Susan) Gates of Silver Lake; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; his sister, Veronica (Thomas) Bogenshutz of Clayton. He was the father of the late Peggy Sullivan and Deborah McGinnis.

There are no calling hours. Services will be private. Memorials may be made to Honor Flight Rochester, Inc., PO Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14692 ( Arrangements are being completed by Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, Castile.

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Dec 11.12 from Kandie Browning Parker:
Chris and family,

My condolences to you in your great time of loss. May you find a renewed strength as you recall the many memories of a wonderful man, husband, father,uncle, brother and friend.

Nov 28.12 from Mickey & Jean Sullivan:
Georgette and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Keep all the wonderful memories you have of Jack close to your hearts and he will be with you forever.

Nov 27.12 from Randy,Angie Keaton:
Pat,so sorry to read about your Dad passing away,Our deepest condolences to all,He was a wonderful guy and we know he will be greatly missed,Tell all family members in our thoughts and prayers.